Driving North and East from Puerto Vallarta, you do not need to drive more than a few miles and you will be in the foothills of the Sierra Medre Occidental. We are in the process of building our home here and are living on the edge of the jungle in Mexico, at least this part of Mexico. It has taken us a little over 15 years to purchase the land. We bought it in sections a little at a time and now we are actually living part time here as the building is being completed. So far, it has been an exciting journey. We started clearing the land so we could build our “Rancho” last November and started the actual building the same month.
Because we are semi-retired and in our “Golden Years” almost all of the family are against us building in the hills because they feel that should be left to much younger adventurers. Life is to short to listen to that kind of talk. We have never really “retired” and never will. We have just adjusted from living a faster paced life in the burbs to running our little rancho and we chose the edge of the jungle in Mexico to do it. We have over 150 chickens, a few ducks and some turkeys. Maria already has a good business with the hens eggs and now she has added the duck eggs and found a market for them.
There are the challenges, such as no water so we needed to add underground and above ground containers and have the water trucked in every few weeks for everything except drinking water. Drinking water we purchase from a special facility, 10 each 5 gal. containers and keep in the main house. When we have 5 empty containers we take them to be refilled. The water company is installing water lines in the area but are still a few miles from our house so we do not expect them for a couple more years.
Yesterday my lovely wife took me for A Walk Along The Malecon here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where we live. The Malecon is a few miles long. The area we were walking along has shops on one side and the ocean on the other. A couple of miles downline is where all the food venders are and thus the crowds of visitors.
Walking between 5 p.m. and 7 p,m, is the best time if you do not want to be overrun by visitors to the area. After about 7 p.m. the crowds start to thicken and it is harder to enjoy the walk. The area also becomes full of street vendors selling all kinds of things that you would never buy if you were not on vacation. Tes Leches cake and caramel flan were my downfall when I was on a vacation. Now that we live here, not so much….I once read that 1/4 of what we eat keeps us alive and 3/4 of what we eat keeps our doctor alive. I want to flip those numbers around.
Today I am writing a little about My Doctors Visit or should I say visits. Not something you might want to read about but good therapy for me by writing about them.
Some of you may know that I have a couple of other website blogs. https://YourWholeFoodsChef.com being the main one. Then I also have https://BugoutSurvivalTatics.com, https://OurDogsDomain.com and a couple of others. I had also been working on TheChefsKitchenTable which was to bring all the food information into one location, aimed at senior health and food. That remains unfinished because the tech. person working with me is busy on other projects. The thing is, I think I will reduce my blogging efforts to just this one for any time in the foreseeable future. Continue reading
Mexico Vacations for Seniors to enjoy now.
All around the world, senior traveling is increasing in popularity. A large number of senior citizens are making the decision to get out and travel. If you are one of those individuals, you have likely examined a number of popular vacation destinations. If so, was Mexico on your list?
Mexico is an amazing place to vacation. It is ideal for individuals of all ages. A large number of senior citizens travel to Mexico, each year. Despite what many believe, the United States and Europe are not the only vacation destinations that are ideal for senior citizens. If you are able to take the time to examine what Mexico has to offer, you will likely want to schedule your next vacation there.
As with any other vacation destination, Mexico has a wide range of activities. Many of these activities are perfect for senior citizens. Just a few of the many activities found in Mexico include relaxing at the beach, taking a boat cruise, golf, or going on a guided tour. If you are only able to select a few of these activities, you will want to examine each activity and determine which one brings you the most excitement. Continue reading
Have you ever thought about The Sound of Silence? Silence by the very definition implies the total lack of sound, so what is the sound of silence? Well, for me it is peace, a chance for me to think and enjoy. Some say it is empty, but I find it full, a place I like to travel to often.
What does this have to do with Mexico? A couple of nights ago, my wife and I both woke up at 3 a.m. because of The Sound of Silence. There was no roosters crowing, no dogs barking, not cars or motorcycles running up and Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, after picking up family at the airport in Puerto Vallarta we drove to Bucerias where they live. Visiting Bucerias is usually always great but this time we made the mistake of eating at the wrong restaurant.
I don’t have the name of the restaurant but it is painted bright orange and is on the beach just to the right of the plaza when you get to the bottom of the hill.
I usually do not say anything bad about a restaurant but this time I want to point out that with all the beach front restaurants in Bucerias, you might want to move this one way down on your list of places to visit. Continue reading
I believe that I have mentioned Mexico’s Low Season in the past. In case you missed it, there are two seasons in this part of Mexico (Puerto Vallarta), The High season and the low season. The high season is when the afternoon weather is in the mid to upper 70’s, pushing into the low 80’s from time to time. It is very dry so the rivers fry up and if you have plants they need watering daily. The stores and restaurants are filled with visitors from around the world and the beaches are crowded. Continue reading
Don’t Grow Old, It is ok to age but altogether a different story if we allow ourselves to grow old. Today I have been thinking about aging and how it affects each of us differently. Do you remember “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” That’s from George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist, and what a quote it is! I like it because it has a Ying Yang balanced feel to it, and it very concisely makes a point that prods an emotional response. Continue reading
Living the Dream
It has been a while but here is an update about The House We Never Built. As many of you know the plan was to build a house on the farm we own, over on the Playa Grande river just outside of Puerto Vallarta. Well, those plans have changed over the past 4 or 5 months. We have decided to continue to farm that land. I am listing a few of the reasons in this article because the blog is about Our Life In Mexico.
One of the things I have noticed is that there are two types of people that retire to Mexico. Continue reading